To the next step
23 October 2013 | Lake Rathbun
This past weekend was filled with friends, surprises, and a serious decision. We got a call to ask if we would be available to head to lake Rathbun for the fall clean up at the yacht club. Seeing that they have always included Amy and I in their fun (with out us being members) and provided us with good sailing advice, we showed up early Saturday morning to work. I will not deny that the "customer appreciation" lunch at the marina was considered as well. All day we spent with friends sharing stories about life and their boats. Great times!
Then the surprise came. During the meeting of the Yacht club the efforts of two members were highlighted to help fill one item on a strangers "bucket list". The stranger is a 33 year old father that was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and he wished to have a chance to ride on a house boat. through friends and family of the stranger a member of the yacht club was reached. With the assistance of another kind and caring yacht club member, a ride on a large house boat was arranged with food and drink for the stranger and 50 family members. Yachties are wonderful people.
Now for the serious decision. Amy and I have had a wonderful year learning on Barely Awake. She came home after having the repair to the hull and looks great, and we have decided to sell her to another future sailor. Like any good sailor, I have made her better than when I got her. I hope she will continue to teach sailors for even longer. We are going to look to the 25' range sailing vessel that will work better for our family needs. We will keep everyone informed.